R-alpha: Re: R on LINUX for PCs

Robert Gentleman (rgentlem@stat.auckland.ac.nz)
Tue, 4 Jun 1996 20:33:19 +1200


Date: Tue, 4 Jun 1996 20:33:19 +1200
From: Robert Gentleman <rgentlem@stat.auckland.ac.nz>
Message-Id: <199606040833.UAA01308@stat.auckland.ac.nz>
To: r-testers@stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: R-alpha: Re: R on LINUX for PCs


David Clayton has recently tried to install R alpha 0.8 on a Linux machine
with the following problems. Anyone with a quick solution....


> From david.clayton@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk Tue Jun  4 19:46:39 1996
> From: David Clayton <david.clayton@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk>
> Date: Tue, 4 Jun 96 08:46:28 BST
> To: rgentlem@stat.auckland.ac.nz
> In-Reply-To: <199606022058.IAA26395@stat.auckland.ac.nz> (message from Robert Gentleman on Mon, 3 Jun 1996 08:58:16 +1200)
> Subject: Re: R on LINUX for PCs
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> Dear Robert
> 
> I downloaded R-0.8 OK and had a go at installing it on my Linux-FT
> system yesterday evening. I had a few minor problems which I'm passing
> on to you in case it helps in the future. Also a major problem which
> may or may not have been caused by my attempts to sort out a minor
> problem! 
> 
> My experiences (so far) installing R on Linux-FT
> ------------------------------------------------
> 
> 1. -g flag doesn't work on f77. I've removed it.
> 
> 2. dataentry.c, dataentry.h 
> 
> These functions define a function, sync(),  which already exists 
> (with a different prototype) in X11R6 
> 
> I have commented them out, but I'm not sure whether this is correct
> (does your sync() do the same as the X11R6 one?)
> 
> 3. lgamma.c gamma.c in math/
> 
> It turns out to be important to compile lgamma.c first, or we get a
> none fatal error at the link stage which stops the make. I fixed this 
> by swapping the order of gamma.o and lgamma.o in main/Makefile.in. 
> 
> 4. After these changes, the make goes through without complaint, R starts up
> OK and works on a few commands, but more usually crashes with the
> error message:
> 
> R.binary: can't resolve the symbol '__isnan'
> 
> 
> I didn't spot any errors in the compilations and there were no errors
> during the building of R.binary. Can you give me any clues on where to
> look for the problem?
> 
> Best wishes
> 
> David Clayton
> 
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